B’more for Healthy Babies

A Collaborative Funding Model to Reduce Infant Mortality in Baltimore

Posted June 22, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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After nearly a decade of work, the B’more for Healthy Babies initiative has helped to reduce infant mortality and improve the lives of thousands of parents and children in Baltimore. Central to its success? A funding approach, called collective impact, that involves blending public investments with private-sector contributions from foundations, businesses and nonprofits.   

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Behold the power of public-private partnerships

B’more for Healthy Babies has drawn support from a range of funding partners committed to strengthening citywide systems and achieving results for Baltimore’s children and parents. The initiative allows funders to offer support in different ways — fulfilling each organization’s goals while helping to increase the impact of public funding.